Complete pancreatic encasement of the portal vein—surgical implications of an extremely rare anomaly
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Due to the complex embryologic development, pancreatic anatomy can be very variable.
The authors present the second ever reported case in the literature of a complete pancreatic encasement of the portal vein which forced us to alter the standard operative procedure of pancreatic head resection, thus enabling possible dangerous complications.
KeywordsEncasement Portal vein Pancreatic head resection Surgical implication